Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Four More Years: Girardi Returns to Yankees

Take a hike Chicago, Joe Girardi is not going anywhere.

After taking his time the past two weeks to think about either a return to the Bronx or bolting for the Chicago Cubs managerial job, Girardi made the smartest decision of his professional career, he will remain in pinstripes.

The Yankees who wanted Girardi back and waited until the manager was ready to make a decision, inked a four-year $16 million deal with Girardi Wednesday afternoon. The contract makes him the second highest paid manager in baseball behind the Angles' Mike Scioscia.

Many thought that Girardi was interested in the Cubs job since he is from Illinois, went to school in Northwestern, and was drafted by the Cubs. However the idea of winning now with the Yankees instead of possibly winning at some point with the Cubs was too good of an offer to pass up.

Granted the 2014 Yankees have their issues, but Girardi did an excellent job managing an injured and aging ball club in 2013. He earned the right to come back, and Yankees fans can take a sigh of relief that he is returning.

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